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Local Writer Pens First Sports Book

Local Writer Pens First Sports Book

West Seneca resident Joe Kirchmyer, president of Kirchmyer Media and a long-time member of the Western New York communications industry, has penned his first book. Diamonds in the Rough, published by No Frills Buffalo, is now available on Amazon.com and will soon be available in local bookstores. A book-signing event celebrating the release of the book will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca.

Diamonds in the Rough is a compilation of short sports-related stories spanning nearly 50 years. It covers everything from local sports leagues to cases of pure human survival.

Mary Queen of Angels Sports Boosters Plan Golf Outing

Mary Queen of Angels Sports Boosters Plan Golf Outing

The Sports Booster Club at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga will host its third annual golf tournament on Saturday, September 17, at Rothland Golf Course in Akron. All proceeds raised from the event will go directly to MQA’s Athletic Department. Money raised in previous years has been used to purchase uniforms and equipment and to pay league registration fees.

Golfers, event sponsors and donations are now being sought to help make this event a success. For more information, please visit www.tournevents.com/MQAGolf or call Tournament Coordinator Michael Glinski at 207-7333.

Penn Dixie Children's Day Program

 

Where 2 Fish: The Fishing's Been Good, When You Can Get Out

Where 2 Fish: The Fishing's Been Good, When You Can Get Out

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report

  • Water temp. 49 to 50 degrees
  • Fishing this past week was like the weather on Lake Erie, FOGGY.
  • Smallmouth bass action has been OK. The Buffalo Harbor has been a safe bet for fishing and safety.  Smallmouth bass from 2 to 4 lbs. have been caught dragging tube jibs, like poor boy's mango magic and watermelon gold flake with 1/4 oz. to 3/8 oz. jig heads inside them. 
  • Smokes Creek area has also been good for bass action in the 25' to 35' depths.

Girls' All-High Tennis Championship Results

Girls' All-High Tennis Championship Results

Singles - Emma Walsh of City Honors took the Buffalo Public Schools Singles title as she swept the field defeating Christina Constantino of Olmsted 6-0, 6-0 in the finals and beat Sayler Paw of I-Prep 6-0, 6-0 in the semifinals. Constantino made it to the finals after a 6-3, 6-1 win over Htay Ku Paw of I Prep.

Doubles - Hutch Tech's Allison Mendolera and Tatiana Jimenez Knight won the Doubles titles with a 6-4, 6-3 win over City Honors Gabby Gannon and Jessica Rubino. Mendolera and Jimenez Knight won their semifinal match with daVinci's Ari Puon and Anya Stefurak 6-1, 6-2. Gannon and Rubino had advanced to the final by winning their semifinal match 6-2, 6-1 over Olmsted's Ashah Adams and Jessica Tompkins.

Top photo: Jessica Rubino and Gabby Gannon of City Honors, and Tatiana Jimenez Knight and Allison Mendolera of Hutch Tech

Below: Htay Ku Paw of I-Prep, Sayler Paw of I-Prep, Emma Walsh of City Honors, Christina Constantino of Olmsted

 

Where 2 Fish: Rain Hampering the Action

Where 2 Fish: Rain Hampering the Action

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report

  • Water temperature: 48-49  degrees
  • Smallmouth bass action has slowed down with the rain and high winds over the past week. The key to catching fish is finding clear water.
  • The Hamburg shoreline has been your best bet.
  • Tube jigs and live bait have been performing best.
  • Perch fishing is still spotty; hit or miss.
  • Walleye fishing slowed way down with the muddy water close to shore.
  • Look for fishing to pick up after rain slows down.

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Lafayette Senior Signed to South Carolina State University

Lafayette Senior Signed to South Carolina State University
Lafayette senior Jabari Gordon has received a full scholarship to South Carolina State University. Gordon, a new transfer to Lafayette this year, was recognized by SCSU for his excellence in football as well as academics.

Joining the ranks of previous Buffalo Public School athletes who have been recruited—Steve Means, who went from Grover to UB; and Mike Williams, who went from Riverside to Syracuse—Jabari carries a 98 average this year.

Chosen as the March 2011, Channel 4 Scholar Athlete, Jabari says he was “groomed for this” by a family who closely watched over his achievements.